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Bjoern Ludvigsen 141
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T.Bland

Post by Bjoern Ludvigsen 141 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:25 pm

Gentlemen

I have found a T.Bland wildfowler,a 12 bore with 3 1/4 chambers.The gun is marked "For paper cases" on the top rib.1985 reproof.
Is there any difference in chamber measurements that will keep me from using modern plastic cases?

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John 39
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Re: T.Bland

Post by John 39 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:20 pm

Hi Bojern,

Paper or plastic does not matter, they say paper because all brass cases were common at the time the gun was made. Just measure a fired case and check the length does not exceed 3 1/4 inches.

Bjoern Ludvigsen 141
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Re: T.Bland

Post by Bjoern Ludvigsen 141 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:24 pm

Hi again
Thanks,John..As the 3 1/4" case is long gone,3" cartridges will be used if I buy the gun.All I can think of is that old chambers for paper cases have a steep forcing cone to keep the gases from escaping when using felt wads.A modern gun has long,slender cones for plastic cups.Should not be any problem as long as shorter cartridges are used...
Anyway,if I buy the gun,I will post a picture.

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Re: T.Bland

Post by Bjoern Ludvigsen 141 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:50 pm

Some pictures of the proofmarks..Any coments?
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Re: T.Bland

Post by John 39 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:38 pm

I've queried the matter with a couple of UK cartridge makers but, of course, its the Christmas and New Year holiday at the moment so I haven't had a reply yet.

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